44% Greenhouse Gases Rise in Canada with US Energy Deal
TORONTO June 1, 2001 - Canada's greenhouse gas emissions will rise a staggering 44 per cent above targets set out in the Kyoto Protocol if Ottawa increases oil and gas production to meet mounting U.S. demands, says a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation.
Released in Toronto this morning, Fuelling the Climate Crisis reveals how Canada's drive to expand energy supplies is damaging the climate and increasing air pollution. As part of a continental energy plan with the U.S., Canada is rushing to expand oil and gas production to feed American's appetite for fossil fuels. By doing so, we are dramatically boosting greenhouse gas emissions far above Canada's Kyoto Protocol targets. (Full report available at the climate action site http://www.davidsuzuki.org/fuel.asp
"Boosting oil and gas production to meet U.S. demand, drives us even further off course from our international commitments to reduce emissions," said Mr. Fulton, executive director of the David Suzuki Foundation. "The American approach will drive up energy prices in Canada, increase our greenhouse gas emissions and slow progress towards climate protection, clean air and clean energy."
Video animation on global warming is available by request. The full report, Fuelling the Climate Crisis is also available at www.energyrevolution.net Downloadable graphs and tables can be found at: www.davidsuzuki.org/fuel/
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